Great group of people. go see a show.
Jonathan and I got to see The Realistic Joneses last night in the Nordlof's blackbox, and we both were so completely sucked in to the hilarious and heartbreaking slice of life that unfolded before us.I am so grateful to have been transported by a story that gave me so much to feel and think about, whether that be the trials of mental and physical illness, the simultaneous importance and meaningless of words, or the ridiculousness of being alive in general and trying to construct something worth holding on for.Also, it's really funny in that sobering, confusing, sometimes slap-happy way that life is.If I had been free to see this show earlier this month, you can BET I would've come to see this several more times. Luckily for the rest of you, you've got this closing weekend!I 10 out of 10 recommend going to see this show, even if you don't usually 'do' theatre.Beautifully staged vignettes, beautiful set, beautiful sound, and a beautifully well told story. Everything about this was thoughtfully done and I am very proud of my friends!
Saw The Realistic Joneses last night. Great show with four talented performers! Highly recommend.
Hair was a great show, will definitely watch for more productions by this group!
I saw Hair last night (final show), and all I can say is that if I’d known it would be that good, I would have offered to play in the band. I grew up listening to this music and love it, and this production was outstanding. Thanks for posting that rehearsal of Let The Sun Shine In- for me the highlight of the show is the beginning of of that song when the 2 women (I think the characters are Sheila and Venus) sing together, and they nailed it. I got chills when I heard it live. Other musical highlights were Frank Mills, Easy to be Hard, and most of What A Piece of Work is Man. Thanks Stella for Aquarius and Colored Spade. If it didn’t end last night, I would go again. Cast, band, crew, and production team, I give you my thanks for a job well done!
I just got home from Hair. Great performance-loved it. The cast received a well deserved standing ovation. I will see more productions from this group.
We brought our 13-year old grandson. There was a slight discomfort level. We probably should have prepared him a little more. But, while he didn’t get every reference, he enjoyed it - as did we! He was even talking about writing a play on the way home. So, enjoyable on many levels. Great acting and singing, the storyline still so appropriate and a great history lesson.
Dorien Conover Peterson
I recommend them for their talent: The quality of voices, their energy, and the quality of the production of "hair."
Ruby Boxerbaum Lash
Just got home from, "Hair"! Wow! I really loved it! This is the show's 50th anniversary and it's as relevant today as it was in 1968. I loved how they brought the timelines together. I had tears at the end. All the, "feels" as they say. Go see it, take your friends, neighbors, relatives, etc. Then, talk about it.
Dawn E. Bertelsen
The music was energizing.. the performers' voices were amazing!
Fantastic! Entire company is greatly talented. Beautiful blend of voices.
They are awesome and put on a wonderful show! will definitely be going back in the near future.
Talia Romeo Warren
another great performance! ways great talent. just watched Hair amazing!!
I saw Hair last night and loved it!!! I am always blown away by the caliber of theatre in this town, and Usual Suspects is amazing. Keep up the good work, guys!!
Nat Han Scott
[usual] suspects did an amazing job on “12 Angry Men” tonight. Tomorrow is your last chance to see it ... don’t miss it!!!
The uSual Suspects performance of 12 Angry Men was phenomenal! The cast was AMAZING!! One of their most powerful performances ever!!
My daughter and I just attended “ 12 Angry Men” this evening”... we were captivated from the beginning to end! I truly felt as if I was sitting in a room of true jurors as they battled out the fate of a real life! It was moving... the cast did an excellent job.. we look forward to enjoying more productions at your lovely and intimate little theater! Bravo !
I saw their show "Twelve Angry Men" just this night, and I am astonished by it. The emotional build-up in each act is performed smoothly and efficiently. The blocking, or movement on stage, made sense with what the characters were doing. If you have time go see this show, it is small seating but you really do feel like a fly on the wall in a hot room full of angry men. I can't wait to see more shows by this company.
Rebecca Anne Conkling
Just saw 12 Angry Men. Great play with a great cast in an up-close, unique atmosphere at the Nordlof Center. Affordable and in our own backyard. Rockford needs to support this!!
The cast of “Six Degrees” was wonderful... the show was amazing... what a gift this theatre company is to our community!
Kaila Schaefer Matthys
A phenomenal group of very talented actors! Their passion and connection to their individual role, as well as, the overall story is palpable.
This was our 2nd year attending the show. Always amazing as usual. Fun for the whole family LOL.
Carlene Siebert Hajdys
Amazing loved the show, can't get enough of the actors voices!
Amazing show!! Great job everyone! Can't wait to see what you do next so we can be there. Had a great night!
The (Usual) Suspects are by far the best group I've ever seen do The Rocky Horror Show! They pay homage to the original while adding their own twists to create a very entertaining show. Amazing singing voices, beautiful set pieces, comedic audience interaction, great choreography, ect. I was definitely wowed and can't wait to see their other productions!
The best acting troupe in the area. Chicago talent for a Rockford price. Rocky Horror was better than the tv version. You need to see this show live.
They are talented and wonderful people!! Love them!
What a wonderful show, the talent in the show was incredible!!!! I'm sooo impressed with Frank n furter, he was fabulous!! Amazing talent!!! Great job to everyone in the show!!!
Want a Show, what a Show !!! Bravo, Bravo. The Rocky Horror Show was wickedly fun. All the actors were fantastic.
You guys did so much better than the one that was on tv last night!
Rocky horror was awesome! Amazing singers! Will def come back to see another show.
My wife and I saw the play for our anniversary. It was an absolute blast. I forgot how much fun plays can be and the usual suspects are top notch. I would definitely see more performances from them.
Awesome, SUPERB, loved the production of Rocky Horror! My face hurt from laughing so much. Thanks for a fabulous show!
I thought the usual suspects did great job. I enjoyed parts of the play better then the actual movie. They did an awesome job getting the crowd involved. For local, affordable entertainment you can't beat it and I look forward to seeing what else the usual suspects come up with.
Had a great time and it was an amazing show. I loved the way this classic was performed.
One of the best experiences to be had! I highly recommend you see these people. Go now and see them!
Brought my wife to the show for her birthday. What a hell of a good time!! Such a talented cast. If you have not gone to see it yet you will not be disappointed!!
'The Rocky Horror Show' was spectacular! You've got a lot of very talented singers & actors. So much fun!
Everything was amazing!!!!! Thank you for putting this show on. You all do a beautiful job!!!!
Fantastic show!! They do a wonderful job performing the show and getting the audience involved! I hope they continue to put on this show for years to come, as we plan to be there every weekend in October!
Amy Pacheco Kepner
Great show awesome space cast was really into the performance
Very impressive! I loved every minute of it and will be back tomorrow night!
Working with this group was an experience of collaboration and love. Easily one of, if not the most professional community theater experience you will receive in the Rockford area. They are just as wonderful behind the scenes as they are on the stage. The best part is that they all love what they do and it shows. Because the theater is awesome.
Great show and great cast! Definitely worth checking out one of their productions! Can't wait to see what shows they do next!
I have seen all of the shows, and they have all been wonderful! Such talented, fantastic people! I can't wait for what's next!
Tricia Whitehead Sievers
Assassins was intense,and fun. Had a great time. I would encourage you to go see this while you have the chance. Can't wait for the U(S) second season.
Just left the Nordlof's presentation of "Assassins" . a fantastic show with a fantastic cast. Humor, drama and history (embellished or otherwise) in a neat package. I'm no theater critic, but you won't be disappointed in giving this troupe shot.
Having seen two of their first three productions I can say what a unique theater experience they are bringing to Rockford! The sets, staging and of course, choice of material are simply different and original and eye-opening. The performances have been top-notch. While the storyline of Assassins is difficult, and having a gun pointed at you in light of where we live and the world around us can be a bit traumatic, I couldn't stop thinking about their performance. Each assassin and ensemble member really told an interesting story. I recommend you experience this show and see what you think!
Shawna Wright Bartimoccia
The actors and costuming in Assassins were amazing and transported be to that decade and character in history. At most points I did not feel like I was in a theatre watching this , but was transported to that time in our history. Good job cast and crew. A MUST see!!!!!!
Megan L. McIntyre
Great customer service. I messed up my online order and thought I'd just send an email seeing if there was a possibility of correcting my error. With in a matter of hours , I got a response and a solution. Being that it was late on a Friday night I never expected such a quick response. Thank you ! Can't wait to see the show.
Kim Teslik Ball
The cast of Assassins did a wonderful performance tonight. Great job everyone!!!! I enjoyed it very much! Janet
Twelve Angry Men last night was wonderful. What a terrific play and great performance and staging! The piece captured the elegance and inelegance of the jury room, the tug of power this way and that, the complexity of the act of listening. I loved the way actors turned their chairs and backs to hate - a peaceful, respectful, powerful shunning. Thank you, Usual Suspects!
I just saw The Assassins~ It was AMAZING!!! It was the best production I have seen in awhile. Keep up the fantastic work! I can't wait until your next production!!
This was my first time seeing a production by the Suspects!My husband and I enjoyed it! We were blown away by the talent of the cast!We will definitely be there for their next production!Thank you for all the time and energy you put in to a performance!
Tammy Nordin Ramlo
FANTASTIC! Loved ASSASSINS! Will come back for more shows....
Fabulous show! The level of talent was outstanding! I felt completely immersed in the experience. Thank you for an engaging evening!
Brilliant performance from all of the actors. The music was fantastic and the dialogue was amazing. I will be back for more performances in the future!
Amazing! The talent on that small stage was huge! I thoroughly enjoyed this amazing production of a truly unusual musical. Go see it! It's as good, if not better as anything you'd see in Chicago. Well done Usual Suspects!
Assassins was fantastic! I was completely blown away by this production, especially because I didn't know about the show before they announced it. You can feel the amount of work and passion they put into the show and definitely got chills from the insane amount of talent I got to witness! So happy u(S) exists! 🙂
I was blown away by the production of Assassins! The entire experience, from beginning to end, was nothing but good quality theatre. I laughed, I gasped, I quivered with fright and I loved every minute of it. A must see show!
Catherene I. Martin
What a wonderful show! I can't say enough about the time, the work and the talent of the entire cast and crew. I didn't know much about the show before I went but you learn an awful lot of history about the attempted assassinations and the assassinations of the Presidents of the United States while seeing this performance. It does not have an intermission, and, you will not miss it. The flow of the show does not need one. I highly recommend seeing it and take everyone you know. You won't regret it!
WOW! What a delightful evening of theatre! Usual Suspects at Nordlof black box theater. ASSASSINS was spectacular in every way. Hilarious at times, sinister and dark at other times. Thought provoking and educational , entertaining and disturbing. Surprises around every corner. OUTSTANDING talent!!! A must see!!! BRAVO to all involved.....on and off stage!!
I saw Assassins on opening night and it was fantastic! The vocals were excellent, the use of the stage (which looked great) and choreography were perfect, and the acting was wonderful. This was my first experience at a Usual Suspects show but I will definitely be back! Keep up the great work!
These people care about what they produce and it's evident in their shows. Quality people creating quality shows.